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Writers (WGA):
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7 August 2009 (USA) See more »
Boy meets girl. Boy falls in love. Girl doesn't. See more »
An offbeat romantic comedy about a woman who doesn't believe true love exists, and the young man who falls for her. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Joseph Gordon-Levitt ... Tom

Zooey Deschanel ... Summer

Geoffrey Arend ... McKenzie

Chloë Grace Moretz ... Rachel

Matthew Gray Gubler ... Paul

Clark Gregg ... Vance

Patricia Belcher ... Millie

Rachel Boston ... Alison

Minka Kelly ... Autumn - Girl at interview
Charles Walker ... Millie's New Husband

Ian Reed Kesler ... Douche
Darryl Alan Reed ... Bus Driver

Valente Rodriguez ... Employee #1

Yvette Nicole Brown ... New Secretary

Nicole Vicius ... Partygoer
Natalie Boren ... Another Partygoer

Maile Flanagan ... Rhoda

Darryl Sivad ... Usher

Gregory Thompson ... Minister (as Gregory A. Thompson)
Michael Bodie ... Man
John Mackie ... Mime (as John Mackey)
Jacob Stroop ... Cupid
Kevin Michael ... Wedding Singer
Sid Wilner ... Grossman

Richard McGonagle ... Narrator (voice)
Jean-Paul Vignon ... French Narrator (voice)

Bryan Anthony ... Dancer

Sybil Azur ... Dancer
Cheryl Baxter ... Dancer

Gustavo Carr ... Dancer (as Gus Carr)
John R. Corella ... Dancer (as John Corella)

Nadine Ellis ... Dancer

Alejandro Estornel ... Dancer
Nathaniel Flatt ... Dancer
Reshma Gajjar ... Dancer

Tiffany Granath ... Dancer

Jennifer Hamilton ... Dancer

Brandon Henschel ... Dancer
Michael Higgins ... Dancer (as Michael W. Higgins)

Kenneth Hughes ... Dancer

Alexandra Nicole Hulme ... Dancer (as Lexy Hulme)
John Jacquet Jr. ... Dancer
Jennifer Lee Keyes ... Dancer (as Jennifer Keyes)

Tim Lacatena ... Dancer

Rebecca Lin ... Dancer
Gelsey Weiss ... Dancer (as Gelsey Weiss Mahanes)

Katie Malia ... Dancer

Anthony Marciona ... Dancer

Christopher Martinez ... Dancer (as Christopher War Martinez)
Vivian Nixon ... Dancer

Tracy Phillips ... Dancer

Nathan Prevost ... Dancer
Jamie Shea ... Dancer

Ryan Thomas ... Dancer

Christian Vincent ... Dancer
Jull Weber ... Dancer
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Eileen Abarrca ... Summer Lookalike (uncredited)

Olivia Howard Bagg ... Summer - Age 12 (uncredited)
Joshua Collins ... Co-Worker 3 (uncredited)
Chris Connell ... Marcus (uncredited)
Danny J. Dolan ... Alto Sax Guy #1 (uncredited)
Adam Emery ... Tom - Age 12 (uncredited)
Taylor Feldman ... French Girl (uncredited)

Landall Goolsby ... Office Worker (uncredited)

Jennifer Hetrick ... Sarah (uncredited)

Janis Jones ... Greeting Card Company Employee (uncredited)

Michael Justice ... Rooftop Guy #1 (uncredited)
Samantha Krutzfeldt ... Charlie (uncredited)
Kevin Leung ... Chinese Father (uncredited)
Michelle Mason ... The Most Beautiful Girl in the World (uncredited)
Christina Miller ... Girl on Stairs (uncredited)

Kayla Gwyneth Morrisey ... Girl on the Stairs (uncredited)
Brigitte Ngo-Trinh ... Wedding Goer (uncredited)
Keisha Ramdhanie ... Wedding Guest (uncredited)
Jason Robinson ... The Puma (uncredited)

Deborah Rombaut ... Coffee Addict (uncredited)
Justin Ruse ... Costume Character (uncredited)

Haley Smith ... Dancer (uncredited)

Sarah Staitman ... Soccer Girl (uncredited)

Wesley J. Szabo ... Summer's Party Guest (uncredited)

Ellen Thompson ... Partygoer (uncredited)

Georja Umano ... French Lady (uncredited)

Pleasant Wayne ... Tavern Patron (uncredited)

Maurice Webster ... Wedding Guest (uncredited)

Kathryn Weisbeck ... Summer Lookalike (uncredited)

Leland White ... Wedding Guest (uncredited)
JonJon Wood ... Theatre Patron (uncredited)

Jon Morgan Woodward ... Wedding Guest (uncredited)

Directed by
Marc Webb 
Writing credits
Scott Neustadter (written by) &
Michael H. Weber (written by)

Produced by
Veronica Brooks .... associate producer
Scott Hyman .... co-producer (as Scott G. Hyman)
Mason Novick .... producer
Jessica Tuchinsky .... producer
Mark Waters .... producer
Steven J. Wolfe .... producer
Original Music by
Mychael Danna 
Rob Simonsen 
Cinematography by
Eric Steelberg (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Alan Edward Bell 
Casting by
Eyde Belasco 
Production Design by
Laura Fox 
Art Direction by
Charles Varga  (as Charles Varga Jr.)
Set Decoration by
Jennifer Lukehart 
Costume Design by
Hope Hanafin 
Makeup Department
Daniel Curet .... hair department head
Jamie Leigh DeVilla .... key makeup artist
Jorjee Douglas .... makeup department head (as Jorjee Douglass)
Silvina Knight .... makeup artist
Aaron Light .... key hair stylist
Aaron Light .... personal stylist: Zooey Deschanel
Vanessa Price .... makeup department head
Production Management
Jenny Hinkey .... unit production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Audrey Clark .... second second assistant director
Mike Currie .... second second assistant director
Richard Graves .... first assistant director
Jake Lawton .... production assistant
Eric Sherman .... second assistant director
Pete Waterman .... additional second second assistant director
Art Department
Richard Alarcon .... set painter (as R. Alarcon)
Cody Barajas .... carpenter
Andrew Blunda .... swing
Luis F. Candanoza .... carpenter
Frank Lee Drennen .... swing
Jason D. Drury .... swing
Mark Finer .... assistant property master
Jesus Flores Jr. .... carpenter
Steven Fox .... construction foreman
Madison 'Maddy' Giessmann .... carpenter (as Madison S. Geissmann)
Maximino Gonzalez .... carpenter
Michael 'Mikey' Lopez .... carpenter (as Michael Lopez)
Dion Macellari .... illustrator
Simon Mayer .... carpenter
Keith McCarthy-Smith .... leadman
Cynthia Nibler .... property master
Tommy Nooch .... carpenter
Felice A. Pappas .... on-set dresser
Chad Seide .... carpenter
Gary Sullivan .... swing
Paula Thompson .... art department coordinator
Amy Lynn Umezu .... concept artist (as Amy Umezu)
Wyatt Vandergeest .... carpenter
Michael Voelker .... assistant property master
Diana J. Zeng .... scenic artist
Bret Ross .... set dresser (uncredited)
Steven Vernet .... art (uncredited)
Sound Department
Bryan Arenas .... sound consultant: Dolby
Jeff Blehr .... boom person
Steve Copley .... foley mixer
Valerie Davidson .... foley editor
Stacey Dodds .... sound engineer
Lori Dovi .... sound mixer
Julie Feiner .... dialogue editor
Stefan Fraticelli .... foley artist
Gary Gegan .... sound mixer
George Burton Goen II .... cable person (as George B. Goen II)
Justin Herman .... sound engineer
Benjamin Hoekstra .... cable person
Matthew Iadarola .... sound mixer
Ryan Lukasik .... foley technical assistant (as Ryan Lukasic)
Ron Malligers .... foley mixer (as Ron Mellegher)
Mark A. Mangini .... sound effects editor (as Mark Mangini)
Andrea M. Metty .... adr facility coordinator
Stacey Michaels .... adr mixer (as Stacey Michales)
Andrew Morgado .... adr mixer
Ronnie Morgan .... first assistant sound editor
Piero Mura .... sound designer
Piero Mura .... supervising sound editor
Rodrigo Ortiz-Parraga .... sound engineer (as Rodrigo Ortiz)
Kevin Schultz .... foley mixer (as Kevin Shultz)
John Sievert .... foley artist
Andy Sisul .... assistant sound editor
David A. Smith .... boom person (as David Allen Smith)
Beth Sterner .... dialogue editor
Jon Tendrich .... playback operator (as Jon M. Tendrich)
Christopher T. Welch .... dialogue/adr supervisor (as Chris Welch)
Tim Atkins .... adr recordist (uncredited)
Bryan M. Cahill .... boom operator (uncredited)
Judah Getz .... adr mixer (uncredited)
Peter Gleaves .... adr mixer (uncredited)
Jared Marshack .... sound mixing recordist (uncredited)
Special Effects by
Robert Garrigus .... special effects coordinator (as Bob Garrigus)
Chris Guzzi .... special effects (uncredited)
Benjamin Hoffman .... special effects (uncredited)
Visual Effects by
Todd Groves .... compositor
Steven Nevius .... compositor (as Steve Nevius)
Lee Roderick .... lead compositor (as Lee 'Rod' Roderick)
Stephen Dyson .... digital compositor (uncredited)
Kellum Lewis .... visual effects coordinator (uncredited)
Al Goto .... stunt coordinator
John Koyama .... stunt coordinator
Marc Schaffer .... stunts (as Marc Shaffer)
Camera and Electrical Department
Robert Anderson .... rigging best boy grip
Craig Bauer .... "a" camera second assistant camera (as Craig M. Bauer)
Zachary Boggs .... time lapse director of photography (as Zachary M. Boggs)
Richard W. Botchlet .... best boy electric (as Richard Botchlet)
Adam Camacho .... best boy grip
Steve Charnow .... rigging best boy electric
Steven Cueva .... "b" camera first assistant camera
Carlos DePalma .... rigging grip
Simon England .... camera loader
Kevin Fahey .... rigging best boy grip
Jesse Feldman .... "c" camera operator (as Jesse M. Feldman)
Eric Forand .... gaffer
Owen Foye .... electrician
Jamie Franta .... company grip
Tony Friedkin .... still photographer (as Anthony Friedkin)
Vadim Frumin .... company grip
Charley Gilleran .... rigging key grip (as Charley H. Gilleran)
Jason Goebel .... "b" camera first assistant camera
Erik Gonzales .... electrician
Vincent P. Hale .... company grip (as Vincent Hale)
David Hammer .... libra head technician
Joshua A. Hicks .... electrician
Milan Janicin .... "b" camera second assistant camera (as Milan 'Miki' Janicin)
John Mang .... dolly grip
Harry Sandlin Mattice III .... video assist operator
Brian McPherson .... libra head technician
Matthew Moriarty .... "a" camera operator
Matthew Moriarty .... steadicam operator
Anthony Nevarez .... rigging grip
Matt Perry .... company grip (as Matthew Perry)
Michelle Pizanis .... "c" camera second assistant camera
Mynor Priesing .... company grip
Aaron Pritchard .... company grip
Dave Richardson .... key grip (as David Richardson)
R. Dustin Sanchez .... electrician
Chuck Smith .... rigging electrician
Darryl St. Juste .... company grip
Travis Stewart .... electrician
Wally Sweeterman .... "c" camera first assistant camera
Alexander Taylor .... electrician
Newton TerMeer .... rigging gaffer
Patrick A. Toole .... rigging electrician
Zoran Veselic .... "a" camera first assistant camera
Danny Vincent .... electrician
Dan Wells .... best boy grip
Anders Yarbrough .... "b" camera second assistant camera (as Anders A. Yarbrough)
Chuck Zlotnick .... still photographer
Jeff Barnett .... additional photographer (uncredited)
Ryan Copeland .... set lighting technician (uncredited)
Gabriel Kaczorowski .... grip (uncredited)
Steve O'Hallearn .... grip (uncredited)
Christopher Pritzlaff .... gaffer: commercial (uncredited)
George Santo Pietro .... dolly grip (uncredited)
Vanessa Ward .... camera production assistant (uncredited)
Animation Department
Dave Spafford .... animator: 2D bird
Casting Department
Barbara Harris .... voice casting
Erika Lee .... extras casting
Jonathan Rackman .... casting associate
Michael Schiavone .... extras casting
Christian Kaplan .... executive in charge of casting (uncredited)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Summer Browning .... costumer
Carrie Dacre .... set costumer
Michele Jaffe .... set costumer
Daniela Kurrle .... cutter/fitter
Marcy Lavender .... costume supervisor
Ryck Schmidt .... costumer
Deanna M. Saul .... costumer (uncredited)
Editorial Department
Jim Eberle .... digital intermediate on-line editor
Brian Gee .... assistant editor: Fotokem
Dale E. Grahn .... color timer (as Dale Grahn)
Dave Hussey .... digital intermediate colorist
Nick Monton .... digital intermediate project manager
Jennifer Vecchiarello .... assistant editor
Taylor Black .... digital intermediate scanner: Company 3 (uncredited)
Music Department
Dorian Cheah .... music editor: temp music
Brad Haehnel .... score mixer
Brad Haehnel .... score recordist
Jen Monnar .... supervising music editor
Rebecca Morellato .... Music Production Exec
Patrick Spain .... scoring assistant engineer
Amritha Vaz .... composer: additional music (as Amritha Fernandes Bakshi)
Andrea von Foerster .... music supervisor
Laura Webb .... music coordinator
Transportation Department
John Bojorquez .... driver
Ernesto A. Luna .... transportation co-captain (as Ernesto Luna)
Michael Perrotti .... transportation coordinator
Juan Ramirez .... transportation captain (as Juan J. Ramirez)
Grady Allen Bishop .... driver: camera car (uncredited)
Louis Dargenzio .... transportation (uncredited)
Other crew
Renetta G. Amador .... script supervisor
Mark Asaro .... production coordinator
Jason Bradford .... set production assistant
Severiano Canales .... office production assistant (as Seve Canales)
Barbara Casner .... assistant production coordinator
Crystal Chavez .... intern (as Crystal Janet Chavez)
Michael Chickey .... location manager
Saraleah Cogan .... intern
Danielle Cohen .... intern
Carol A. Compton .... script clearance: Indieclear (as Carol Compton)
Crystal Connell .... accounting clerk
Martin J. Cummins .... key assistant location manager
André Devantier .... caterer
Justin Duncan .... key assistant location manager
Nicholas Dunlevy .... assistant: Marc Webb
Jenifer Ellis .... set production assistant (as Jennifer Ellis)
Tara Fischer .... set production assistant
Chris Goodwin .... assistant: Mark Waters
Kanene S. Gratts .... intern
Herman Hernandez .... craft service
Timothy Johnston .... payroll accountant
Michael Judd .... key set production assistant
Kett Kettering .... accounting clerk
Lance Kirshner .... office production assistant
Nancy Klein .... studio teacher
Michelle Knudsen .... assistant: Mason Novick
Gints Krastins .... production accountant
Jessamyn Land .... set production assistant
Jacob Lawton .... set production assistant
Verla Loomis Randall .... layout board
Liza Marroquin .... intern
Richard McCune .... financing: City National Bank (as Richard V. McCune)
Trey Neely .... assistant location manager
John Paliferro .... office production assistant
Frank Pelluchon .... chef
Tracy Phillips .... assistant choreographer
Erik Piecuch .... financing: City National Bank
Jason M. Roberts .... set production assistant (as Jason Roberts)
Michael Rooney .... choreographer
Matt Rubenstein .... assistant: Steven J. Wolfe (as Matthew Rubenstein)
Cassiopeia Smith .... intern
Gregg Spiegelman .... medic
Kate Sullivan .... assistant: Jessica Tuchinsky
Carl B. Thompson .... office production assistant
Christian Vincent .... assistant choreographer
Jeremy Alter .... location manager (uncredited)
Keisha Ansley .... production assistant (uncredited)
Zack Arnold .... title designer: end crawl (uncredited)
Tyler Atkinson .... digital distribution (uncredited)
Wayne Barker .... production assistant (uncredited)
Maxine Brooks .... studio teacher (uncredited)
D.R. Farquharson .... project manager: Deluxe Digital Cinema (uncredited)
Andrew R. Gardiner .... key assistant location manager/scout (uncredited)
Ryan Schwartzman .... stand-in: joseph gordon-levitt (uncredited)
Robert Velo .... production financing (uncredited)
Elaine Zlaket .... stand-in (uncredited)
Dion Neutra .... the producers wish to thank: Neutra sketches
Richard Neutra .... the producers wish to thank: Neutra sketches
UCLA Bruin Marching Band .... the producers wish to thank

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Also Known As:
"500 Days of Summer" - International (English title) (imdb display title), UK (imdb display title)
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Rated PG-13 for sexual material and language
95 min
Color | Black and White (some sequences)
Aspect Ratio:
1.20 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Argentina:Atp | Australia:M | Brazil:12 | Canada:PG (Alberta/British Columbia/Manitoba/Ontario) | Canada:G (Quebec) | Finland:S | Germany:o.Al. | Hong Kong:IIA | Ireland:15A | Japan:PG12 | Malaysia:PG-13 | Mexico:B | Netherlands:AL | Norway:A | Philippines:PG-13 (MTRCB) | Portugal:M/12 | Singapore:PG | Singapore:PG13 (re-rating) | South Korea:15 | Sweden:Btl | Switzerland:7 (canton of Geneva) | Switzerland:7 (canton of Vaud) | UK:12A | USA:PG-13 (certificate #45018)

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The New Hampshire greetings office and Tom's apartment were filmed in the same building.See more »
Continuity: During Millie's engagement party Tom lifts his wine glass to drink, but just before the glass reaches his mouth the scene cuts to another angle and his hand is suddenly by his waist again and he lifts the glass to drink again.See more »
Tom:What happens if you fall in love?
Summer:Well, you don't believe that, do you?
Tom:It's love. It's not Santa Claus.
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125 out of 164 people found the following review useful.
"500 Days of Summer" is a delightfully engaging and poignant tale of love, 19 August 2009
Author: PoeticProse22 from United States

"This is a story of boy meets girl. The boy, Tom Hansen of Margate, New Jersey, grew up believing that he'd never truly be happy until the day he met the one. This belief stemmed from early exposure to sad British pop music and a total mis-reading of the movie 'The Graduate'. The girl, Summer Finn of Shinnecock, Michigan, did not share this belief. Since the disintegration of her parent's marriage she'd only love two things. The first was her long dark hair. The second was how easily she could cut it off and not feel a thing. Tom meets Summer on January 8th. He knows almost immediately she is who he has been searching for. This is a story of boy meets girl, but you should know upfront, this is not a love story."

500 Days of Summer is an intriguingly original take on falling in love. Every emotion involved with a relationship seems to be relayed; from the strange and quirky aspects of new love to the tragedy of heartbreak. Marc Webb deftly incorporates his ingenuity and comedy into the film. The writers quite skilfully enrich the film with one of the most immensely beautiful and original screenplays to come along in a while.

Tom, a greeting-card writer with artistic dreams beyond his mundane job, meets Summer and quickly falls for her. Eventually, he manages to charm her into a "casual relationship". So begins the 500 days that chronicle the happiness, heartbreak, and every other aspect involved with the often changing tides of romance.

500 Days of Summer portrays a relationship that is more realistic and less clichéd than most others in it's woefully unoriginal and formulaic genre. In doing so, the film never feels anything less than completely innovative and incredibly fun. The film's story is told in a refreshingly non-linear fashion that strives for and often reaches perfection with each and every scene.

The acting is wonderful, especially from the two leads. Since starring in Mysterious Skin (a disturbingly compelling film), Joseph Gordon-Levitt has been one of my favorite actors and proves yet again why he is one of the most talented actors of his generation. His performance was truly fantastic. Zooey Deschanel is absolutely wonderful in her portrayal of Summer and her quirky personalities. Their chemistry is wondrously compelling to watch and their moments together seem wholly convincing and genuine. The supporting cast is terrific throughout and very fun to watch.

The music was marvelous and really added to the film. Everyone involved does an amazing job to connect the several elements of love into a satisfying and moving conclusion. The film often shuffles between whimsy and realistic, but, rather than getting lost because of it, the story only seems to be enhanced due to the chaotically transitional moods.

500 Days of Summer is a hilarious, deftly thoughtful film about love. The performances are astonishing and the writing is sublime. It is a thoroughly clever and impressive film that shouldn't be missed.

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